polyzoic

[ pol-ee-zoh-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈzoʊ ɪk /
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adjective

(of a bryozoan colony) composed of many zooids.
(of a spore) producing many sporozoites.
(of a habitat) containing many animals or many different kinds of animals.

Nearby words

  1. polywater,
  2. polyxena,
  3. polyzoa,
  4. polyzoan,
  5. polyzoarium,
  6. pom,
  7. pom-pom,
  8. poma lift,
  9. pomace,
  10. pomace fly

Origin of polyzoic

First recorded in 1850–55; poly- + zo- + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for polyzoic

polyzoic

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective zoology

(of certain colonial animals) having many zooids or similar polyps
producing or containing many sporozoites
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